Obesity
Early bedtime may help reduce children's risk of becoming overweight or obese  NEWS MEDICAL · 59 minutes
Going to bed early and following a consistent bedtime routine may help reduce children's risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new... more
Early bedtime may help children maintain healthy weight  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 hour
Going to bed early and following a consistent bedtime routine may help reduce children's risk of becoming overweight or obese, according to a new study published in Acta Paediatrica. more
Risk of depression increases with higher weight, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
In an analysis of primary care records of 519,513 UK adults who were overweight or obese between 2000-2016 and followed up until 2019, the incidence of new cases of depression... more
COVID-19-related school closures may exacerbate childhood obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. more
COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Researchers expect that COVID-19-related school closures will double out-of-school time this year for... more
Studies shed light on the link between obesity and use of prescription opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Two new studies from the Boston University School of Public Health shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of... more
Pilates helps control blood pressure in young obese women  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new paper published in the journal American Journal of Hypertension in April 2020 shows that Pilates could work well when it comes to improving cardiovascular health and controlling blood... more
Study: Early introduction of solid foods may predispose infants to obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called... more
Study reveals how hormone leptin contributes to weight loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Some call it baby fat. But recent research has shown that adults have it too--which is a good thing. Brown fat, the so-called good fat that can protect against obesity... more
Study reveals new mechanism underlying organelle communication in brown fat cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In recent years, brown fat has garnered increasing attention as the so-called good fat that can protect against obesity and associated health risks, like cardiovascular disease... more
New mechanism underlying organelle communication revealed in brown fat cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In recent years, brown fat has garnered increasing attention as the so-called good fat that can protect against obesity and associated health risks, like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.... more
Factors causing childhood obesity differ for wealthier and poorer countries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Childhood obesity is not just a public health concern in western countries; it is rising across the world, particularly in poor and low-income countries. more
Coronavirus could hit Mexico's high obesity, diabetes rates  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The coronavirus pandemic could be especially deadly in Mexico because of the country's high rates of obesity and diabetes more
Quality of diet among young Americans remains poor  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Poor diet is a significant contributor to chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes accounting for early mortality. A new study published in the journal JAMA in March 2020 shows... more
Overweight and obese people at higher risk of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) first emerged in China, a series of studies have provided a better understanding of the virus and how it affects the human body. Evidence shows... more
Underweight patients with diabetes in Singapore have increased risk of TB  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
"Persistent cough in underweight patients with diabetes warrants screening for active tuberculosis." This is the message in the editorial of the December 2019 issue of the... more
Melinjo seed extract may improve obesity and diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In Southeast Asia, the fruit, flowers, and leaves of Indonesia's "Melinjo" tree are traditional foods. more
High blood pressure and obesity shown to be two strongest risk factors for shortening lifespan  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team have demonstrated that high blood pressure and obesity are the two strongest risk factors of shortening... more
Dietary sugar has negative impact on health independent of obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Sugar-rich diets have a negative impact on health independent of obesity reports a new study led by the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, UK. more
Obese children more prone to anxiety, depression and shortening of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Two studies published in the journals PLOS Medicine and BMC Medicine in March 2020 show that obesity in childhood is linked to a higher risk of... more
GlobalData: One fifth of consumers trying to lose weight are concerned about related diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Widespread media coverage of the high and growing prevalence of overweight or obese individuals globally has heightened awareness of weight... more
Avocado Consumption Improves Ability to Focus Attention in Overweight, Obese Adults: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Daily avocado intake over 12 weeks improved the ability to focus attention and increased concentrations of lutein among adults with overweight and obesity, a... more
Can poor air quality make you gain weight?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study links air pollution to changes in the human gut microbiome which could fuel diabetes, obesity and inflammatory bowel diseases like colitis and Crohn's disease. more
Computer program analyzes blood plasma to identify weight gain biomarkers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers at the University of Campinas in São Paulo State, Brazil, have developed a computer program that analyzes molecules in blood plasma to search for biomarkers that identify... more
UVA researchers discover why obesity causes high blood pressure and potential ways to fix  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered why obesity causes high blood pressure and identified potential... more
Study explores cognitive benefits of avocado consumption for overweight or obese adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are categorized as overweight... more
Obesity linked to pancreatitis, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona published in the the Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that obesity is not only implicated in chronic diseases such as diabetes, but also in sudden-onset diseases... more
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